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Autism

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:04 pm on 29th March 2018.

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Photo of Bambos Charalambous Bambos Charalambous Labour, Enfield, Southgate 3:04 pm, 29th March 2018

My constituent Patrick Samuel had to wait nine years before he was diagnosed with autism. It was only when he was diagnosed that he got the drugs and support that he needed. He is now a flourishing, successful artist. Does my hon. Friend agree that it is totally unacceptable for someone to have to wait for nine years?